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Fiorentina v Tottenham Hotspur travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Italy for Tottenham Hotspur’s match with ACF Fiorentina on Thursday 18 February 2016.

  • Date: Thursday 18 February 2016
  • Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Viale Manfredo Fanti 4, Florence
  • Kick off time: 7pm (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Italy

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Italy on a British passport from the UK, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay

  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

  • you must carry ID with you at all times - you’ll need to carry your passport to the match to gain entry to the stadium

  • if you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate-General in Milan or the British Embassy in Rome; you’ll need to supply a police report, flight reservation and one photo; the fee is €130.00

Getting to the stadium

  • for details of meeting points and shuttle bus service on match day, supporters should contact Tottenham Hotspur

At the match

  • large amounts of coins, belts with large buckles and heavy cigarette lighters aren’t allowed in the stadium; check with Tottenham Hotspur FC if you need more information about the rules on banners/flags
  • arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete; at the end of the game you’ll be asked to stay in the stadium for a short time to allow the home supporters’ area to be cleared
  • the Italian government has a zero tolerance policy on hooliganism both inside and outside the stadium
  • ACF Fiorentina website (in English)


  • beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway station (Stazione Ferroviaria), around the town centre and when using public transport; only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • if you’re travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside; hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target for thieves

Contact the British Consulate-General in Milan

British Consulate-General Milan
Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – Milan
Tel. +39 02 72 3001

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Emergency services numbers

  • Police (Carabinieri): 112
  • ambulance: 118
  • fire brigade: 115

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